Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Birthday!

I can't believe it. On Sunday, Mary Emma will turn 7. SEVEN. She is my oldest daughter, so it's appropriate that her birthday is on Mother's Day. I can't think of a better person I'd like to share my day with. I actually brought her home from the hospital on Mother's Day. It was the best present I've ever received.

Mary Emma, I love you so much! I love your happiness, the way you want to wear skirts that will stand out when you spin around, the way you love your sisters and Daddy, the way you love Jesus, your prissiness, your love of polka dotted fingernails and toenails, your love of playing softball, your endless Webkin collection and the awesome names you've given them, your sweet spirit, the way you care for other people (even your teachers at school tell me that you are the most caring child they've ever taught - I could bust with pride), your love for unique hair-do's, and your desire to become a country singer and a vet when you grow up. Of course you can do it.

Jesus is so proud of you. Mommy and Daddy smile when we think about you and when you make silly laughing noises in the car. Tait and Camille ADORE you and want to be just like you. The highlight of their day is when you get home from school. You make people smile and you definitely make us smile.

Happy Birthday, my baby girl. I am so proud of you.


Tracye said...

What a cutie!!!

It's bittersweet, isn't it? They get so big and independent and make you proud, and yet you long for the days when you could just hold and rock them forever.

Jody said...

What a sweet girl! Seven just sounds so grown up. I hope she had a fabulous birthday!

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

Just discovered your blog...all my family is from AL (I graduated from Montevallo and married my hubs in Homewood). Your daughter is a cutie-pie!

E-Dub said...

SHUT. IT. The Princess is stinkin' seven?!! Oh my gosh. Happy birthday, ME. I miss all y'all!